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What’s in the pipeline? Drugs in development for autism spectrum disorder

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, February 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (76th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

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7 tweeters
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1 Google+ user

Citations

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Title
What’s in the pipeline? Drugs in development for autism spectrum disorder
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, February 2014
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s39516
Pubmed ID
Authors

Min Sung, Chee Hon Chin, Choon Guan Lim, Hwee Sen, Alvin Liew, Chau Sian Lim, Esperance Kashala, Shih Jen Weng

Abstract

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with both core symptoms and associated symptoms (eg, irritability, aggression, and comorbidities) that affect both the individual and the family/systems around them. There have been recent advances in the understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of ASD pertaining to genetics, epigenetics, neurological, hormonal, and environmental factors that contribute to the difficulties found in individuals with ASD. With this improved understanding, there has been a shift in the application of psychopharmacology in ASD and its related disorders. A literature review was conducted to examine research published in the last 5 years between different classes of psychotropic medications and ASD. The broad scope of the existing literature for the use of conventional medications is summarized and novel medications are discussed.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 85 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 20 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 16%
Student > Bachelor 13 15%
Student > Master 12 14%
Other 7 8%
Other 21 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 22%
Psychology 18 21%
Unspecified 11 13%
Neuroscience 6 7%
Other 8 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 March 2014.
All research outputs
#3,247,020
of 13,183,279 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#441
of 2,237 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#43,791
of 187,364 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#10
of 63 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,183,279 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 75th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,237 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.5. This one has done well, scoring higher than 80% of its peers.
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